Explaining Media Coverage of Constitutional Court Decisions in Germany: The Role of Case Characteristics

@article{Meyer2020ExplainingMC,
  title={Explaining Media Coverage of Constitutional Court Decisions in Germany: The Role of Case Characteristics},
  author={Philip N. Meyer},
  journal={Political Communication},
  year={2020},
  volume={38},
  pages={426 - 446}
}
ABSTRACT Research on the media coverage of decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court has revealed that the newsworthiness of a court decision – as determined by specific case characteristics – influences the likelihood that the decision will be covered by the media. However, in the context of European constitutional courts, media coverage of court decisions can be understood to be a form of justice reporting that focuses on general public interest and is operationalized by case characteristics that… 
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